Gaming Consoles With the Best Controllers

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1 Gamecube Gamecube

Every future Nintendo console should be compatible with this controller.

Everything was pretty much perfect from Analog sticks, triggers, button shape/ layout and the overall weight and shape of the controller.

There really doesn't need to be a debate with this one. Gamecube was light, fits perfectly in hand, smooth and durable.

The GameCube controller is truly a masterpiece. It looks and feels great and it's just an absolute joy to use. An amazing controller for an amazing console! - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

The Gamecube controller is the greatest contoller any video game console has ever seen. It's got more buttons so you can do more things inside the game, two analog sticks which are now an essential part of game controllers, and to top it all off, the thing will fit in your hands no matter how big they are. It's a masterpiece of a controller for a masterpiece of a console. - Nebby_

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2 Xbox 360 Xbox 360

The dual shock is good, but for people with large hands (like me) the Xbox controller is perfect for that. It's comfortable, and easy to handle, enough said.

It fit my hand so well, the Xbox One controller also!

Best there is a lot of skins on the xbox controller

This just beats the Gamecube controller! I must of spent hours and hours using these controllers they are the best.

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3 Playstation Playstation

I grew up using this kind of controller, so no doubt this is my favorite. It's just so natural. PlayStation has more and better games too (Uncharted, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet and Clank, God Of War, Killzone, Dark Souls, inFAMOUS). I dare somebody to make a list this long about Xbox. You couls for Wii, though. - Jammer196

I still don't see why people think it's too small, I think it's a good size.

Plus, why do people keep complaining about the shapes on the buttons? Sony was going for something new, and they shouldn't be shamed for it!

Don't see why people complain about this one. I've got big hands and long fingers and this controller is a perfect fit.

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4 PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4

Only issue with this controller is the loose R2 button. - noo7na7

I like this controller it was somewhat actually different surprisingly - htoutlaws2012

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5 Wii U

It's controller has a screen you can play your game on. How has no one already added this. It also has the Wii you Pro controller, which not only looks totally cool, but makes up for the fact you can't use the GameCube controller. The only downfall to it is the 2nd joystick is above the buttons. If it were the other way around it be just like a GameCube controller and absolutly perfect.

This is very innovative, the Xbox 360 controller is overrated, its almost the same as the original Xbox controller, every generation the Nintendo controllers have been completely redesigned - Harri666

Allows you to play in a different room. Now that's a good idea! If I have to take a dump, I don't have to pause. I can now keep playing!

Wii U gamepad is awesome, remember, if your little siblings whine about watching T.V., you can always play on the gamepad!

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6 Nintendo 64 Nintendo 64

You can use one of your hands on the joystick or pad and one for the buttons depanding on the game

You're kidding, right? The N64 controller was designed for people with 3 arms! Hahaa!

For a console that introduced something new the N64's controller is awesome.

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7 Sega Dreamcast Sega Dreamcast

It has a screen on the controller and that screen is from the memory card that's where all your saved games and play mini games

TOP THAT XBOX!

Dreamcast is the best It's got great games such has Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, the controller has a screen and the console looks amazing

Dang, seems I got into gaming too late. Now the only company making cool controllers is Nintendo. Oh well, I prefer Nintendo titles anyway.

Has a screen, and the dreamcast gets bonus points for releasing a keyboard and mouse for it.

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8 Nintendo Entertainment System Nintendo Entertainment System

Old but famous: just one D-pad, two buttons, and select/start buttons, but today along with it's own console it deserves to be part of the 80's famous culture.

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9 Wii Wii

If you have ever played Skyward Sword with it, you will know. The Wiimote makes you feel like you are holding a sword!

I own this and find it the most comfortable controller I have ever laid my eyes (and hands) upon!

Least comfortable controller ever made by Nintendo.
But motion control was awesome.

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11 Super Nintendo Super Nintendo

Comfortable to hold, simple to use for even those who don't play games all the time, and the buttons are in all the right places. What's not to love? Sure, it may not feel as responsive as today's controllers, but Nintendo certainly got it right when it comes to simply picking the gamepad up and blasing through the feel of game controls.

12 Atari 2600 Atari 2600

You can plug a Colecovision controller or a Sega Genesis controller in the 2600! It actually works!

The joystick is a blast to use, especially with breakout - PCgamer98

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13 Xbox One Xbox One

Not the same controller as 360 and has better graphics than console I have played, great first person shooter and fighting games such as killer instinct

This controller is exactly the same as the 360 controller. Just that it has a rather 'improved dpad' - Harri666

How is this so low?!? The buttons are sleek the dpad is massively improved triggers are totally silent, and plus the Xbox turn on button is awesome

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14 Sega Genesis Sega Genesis

Never played on one but NICE DESIGN! They should have controllers like these nowadays! Better than the xbox controller where you have to have abnormally large hands to play with it!

15 PlayStation 3 PlayStation 3

Have you got a different controller? My hands actually feel physical pain using this controller.

It fits comfortably in the hands AND it's wireless!

16 Xbox Xbox

Except that the controller is terrible.

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17 Sega Saturn

The 3D Controller is easily one of the best; comfortable and sleek with responsive control.

It's the genesis six button controller with L and R shoulder buttons. The d pad is awesome, and just fits into your hands well - PCgamer98

18 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Portable
19 Atari Jaguar

This is the worst console in history' - Beckc

20 Retron
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